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mother/daughter graphic made by paid request by niabunni from lushful at livejournal - hands off!

We are a mother and daughter crafting team living in SE Wisconsin.

Bonnie (bonnie32002) likes to rubber stamp and do one stroke painting.

Lynn (vigilant20) is all about crochet and also has a personal blog here to share her adventures in urban homesteaing.

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  1. ofbg permalink
    2009/01/10 2:05 pm

    I would like to join the Craftiblog, but i can not find a link to put my email address to. Am i missing something? I love your website, because I do all the things you like except cross stitch.
    Pattyjo

    • 2009/01/10 6:36 pm

      There is an rss feed at the bottom of the right side bar. You can subscribe to either the posts; comments or both.

  2. 2009/04/03 10:46 am

    Great card. We passed through SE Wisconsin on our way to Chicago. Perhaps we were close to you? We were on the train. We’ll be back through again on Sunday. 🙂

  3. Ann permalink
    2009/04/09 4:49 pm

    I just made some of your ‘Homemade “dew drops” and they are cooling. How do you store yours? Do they stick together if you keep them in a baggie or bottle together? Thanks for the directions.

  4. Pat permalink
    2009/04/09 4:53 pm

    What a great idea…thanks!

  5. Julie permalink
    2009/05/18 1:22 pm

    Love your site.

  6. 2009/06/21 4:36 pm

    Sometimes you just stumble across an absolutely
    AWEsome blog. Today was my lucky day.

    ((hug)) thanks for sharing!

    TR

  7. Gail permalink
    2009/06/24 12:31 pm

    I just loved your project 2009-06-18 Faux handmade paper finished example – I would love to know the name of the flower that you used that you said you got from stampassions – That is such a beautiful card and I would love to make one like it. Great job
    Gail in Kansas

    • 2009/06/24 9:11 pm

      Gail:
      The name on the stamp as I mentioned is Stampassions.
      Here is the rest of the info that you requested:
      G-4337 Zinnia Square (©2000Dianna Marcum)

      Visit this post and see the whole stamp image. It is a flower with a text background. In the sample you will see that on this one I bleached the flower.

      https://craftiblog.wordpress.com/2009/04/22/2009-04-22-for-vigilant/

      Good luck on your quest for this image!

  8. 2009/06/27 3:21 pm

    I am trying to email you but can NOT find your email address. Would you please email me at SamantharaeM at gmail dot com

    I have a couple questions to ask you about your tri-shutter card.

  9. Mary Nicholson permalink
    2009/07/03 6:09 am

    Hi, I just wanted to say thank you so much for the tri shutter card instructions. I absolutley love the ones you have made. I didn’t think I would be able to do it, but you made the instructions so clear and simple that I’ve actually got one of each design cut out!! All your work is beautiful and it’s so kind of you to take the time to share it with others.

    Mary x

  10. 2009/07/10 8:34 am

    I ran across your blog of SCS – I’m a lover of cardmaking and crochet also!! Your blog is great – I’m adding it to my Google reader now!

  11. 2009/07/21 9:43 am

    If you are not already a stampin up demonstrator. I’d love to have you join my team. You have all the talent it takes to inspire others. You would be a great demonstrator!!!! Think about it istmpnv@aol.com Sherrill Graff

  12. peggy marshall permalink
    2009/07/23 10:49 am

    i would like to get your emails on a regular basis
    how do i sign up????

    thanks
    peg

  13. Ann permalink
    2009/07/30 5:38 am

    I would love to feature your blog on Inspirational – you do the most incredible work. Only found you today – oh wow what have I been missing?

    I can’t find the link to follow you but will add you to my favourites…

    Please could you email me if you would like me to feature you on Inspirational – please say yes – it doesn’t involve any work from you. You just need to give me permission to feature some of your cards and do a little write up.

    Ann xxx

  14. Beverly Ray permalink
    2009/08/22 7:40 pm

    Wonderful blog…packed with all kinds of information.
    Not to mention your spectacular cards.

  15. 2009/09/24 9:32 pm

    Bonnie, If you can will you email me I have a question on what program you use or know of that is out there for the watermark (copy right) that is transparent on the cards that you display on your blog.

  16. Debbie Olson permalink
    2010/03/18 10:52 pm

    I LOVE your site; what talent you have–UNBELIEVABLY Gorgeous. I cannot figure out how to go to previous months with out going back by month 12 or more times. Is there some way I can go back. Please email me. I haven’t gone through EVERYTHING yet; but AM working on it. Happy Crafting!!! I may even try your SIMPLE crocheting with your inspiration. 😀 Debbie

    • 2010/03/19 7:47 am

      Thank you for your enthusiastic comments, so much appreciated I contacted my IT department and they added an archive into the sidebar. Hope that Helps!

  17. 2010/04/19 7:33 pm

    Hello!
    I’ve been pouring over your blog. There are so many
    great ideas and techniques posted. Thank you for
    sharing your knowledge.

    I have a couple questions.

    1. The Make and Take posts. Do you do this as a
    fund raiser for your church? Can you expound on
    how you go about putting one of these on?
    2. What is the name of your church?
    I am from Rochester, NY and go to New Life Assembly.
    newlifezone.com
    3. hmmm I can’t think of the other questions I had. sigh.
    That happens often. I’ll be looking for your reply. 🙂

    hugs, TR

    .

    • 2010/04/20 3:47 pm

      TR,
      Thank you so much for your kind comments.
      The make-n-take at my church (Abundant Life in Ococonomow, WI) was strictly for fun and all of my supplies were donated. Some friends at church are the ladies who organized everthing for me. All I needed to do was show up with my shoebox full of supplies and get to work. We had ladies who wanted to come, sign up for the gathering so I knew how many card kits I needed to prepare ahead of time.
      Hope that helps you get started organizing your own gathering!

      • 2010/04/27 12:20 pm

        Yes, thank you. We’ve been trying to get the assistant pastor to let us have a fundraiser type cardmaking/scrapbooking night at the church. Like a “sleep over”. But I’m sure we won’t be doing much sleeping. Who can sleep when there is that much creative energy in the room?!

        I just knew you were going to say you were UPC. Our church is independent but the senior pastor holds a UPC license.

        Cool.. I put a link to you on my site.
        buttonsbugsandblogs.blogspot.com

        hug you, TR

        .

  18. Linda Gibson permalink
    2010/05/10 11:18 pm

    Please subscribe me to updates.

    • 2010/05/11 8:12 am

      There is an rss feed at the bottom of the right side bar. You can subscribe to either the posts; comments or both.

  19. Sande Paulson permalink
    2010/05/13 4:19 pm

    Looking forward to reading your blog regularly. Card making is my favorite hobby right now, but I also like to crochet. Hope I signed up properly.

  20. may permalink
    2010/05/30 3:49 pm

    can’t wait till the next Card comes out
    such a great site !

  21. may permalink
    2010/06/02 3:07 pm

    I would really love to join but cant seem to be getting anywhere
    where am i going wrong ?

    • 2010/06/02 4:18 pm

      Go to the “home page”
      There is a collumn on the right side of the page; scroll down to the last paragraph.
      The title is “META”
      click on RSS ENTRIES
      Sign up with your email address, then click ok or approve action.

      that should get you the daily feed/post.

      Hope that helps!

  22. may permalink
    2010/07/17 6:21 pm

    Tried the Homepage to no avail followed all that you said
    and nothing
    to get daily feed/post

  23. Linda permalink
    2010/08/24 8:15 am

    I just signed up for “new posts via email.” I hope this is the same as “subscribe by email.” Take care, you have a great site.

  24. 2010/11/18 10:46 am

    Bonnie,

    I have a question about the way you take the pictures of your cards.
    I would like to send you an altered picture of one of the latest ones
    you posted. Would you email me plz so that I can email you a copy.
    This forum will not let me post a picture.

    mrstjf2000 at yahoo dot com

    thanks, TR

  25. 2010/12/20 7:41 am

    Came across your website by accident – will be back!! Is there a way to do a search on your website for specific projects?

    (PS i’m from West Allis originally) Now in southern Indiana

    • 2010/12/20 5:13 pm

      Yes, you can do a search for specific topics. On the front page in the right collumn, scroll down. Just above the place where you subscribed to blog posts, there is a box marked “search”

  26. Lauren permalink
    2011/01/13 2:06 pm

    I cannot find the rss area on the right side either to sign up for you blog, great ideas and would read and do the projects andlove to be part of your blog

    • 2011/01/13 2:55 pm

      It is the 3rd item from the bottom on the right collumn. Hope that helps.

  27. Diana Crick permalink
    2011/09/22 7:27 pm

    Bonnie, If you ever need Scor-Tape just e-mail me. I always admire your work.
    hugs, Diana

  28. 2011/09/30 9:05 am

    Bonnie, I have been having a problem receiving your updates on you blog. The last one the I received properly was 9/26/11 since them they have been totally blank. Can you tell me whats wrong? Thanks

    • 2011/09/30 9:25 am

      I am pretty sure it’s an issue with wordpress (the platform the blog is written under). They changed formating on some of the user controls this past week. I’m sure it will be rectified shortly. Unltil then, when you get a blank update you can visit the blog page.

  29. Judy Gummo permalink
    2012/10/20 11:56 am

    How do we obtain directions to some of your creations? I am interested in the Christmas Gift Card that was recently posted.

  30. Donna Jean Eno permalink
    2012/12/17 12:10 am

    I would like to join.

    • 2012/12/17 7:20 am

      Go to the “home page”
      There is a collumn on the right side of the page; scroll down to the last paragraph.
      The title is “META”
      click on RSS ENTRIES
      Sign up with your email address, then click ok or approve action.

      that should get you the daily feed/post.

      Hope that helps!

  31. Lin M. permalink
    2013/01/10 8:47 pm

    I am so excited that I surfed across your site – your cards are fabulous. I am signed up now so I won’t miss anything. 🙂 Thank you for sharing your creativity and providing inspiration for other crafters.

  32. Colleen Dequaine permalink
    2013/01/30 11:05 am

    I love this site, it has all the fun things I love! And excellent cards.

  33. rhelena permalink
    2013/05/17 12:13 pm

    Hi,

    I am the owner of crochetpatternbonanza(.)com, a free crochet pattern directory. Just wanted to let you know that I’m updating my website and wanted to make sure that I have your permission to use your images for linking back to your free crochet patterns and/or tutorials.

    You can find more information on this page: http://crochetpatternbonanza.com/submit-your-links.html

    Thank you so much for your time and let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
    Rhelena

    • 2013/05/17 1:16 pm

      Feel free! Many of the older images are broken as they are years old and flickr has updated since then. Clicking on the image should take you to the original on flickr…if not I can try to find some of them for you again if you need me to.

      • rhelena permalink
        2013/05/17 3:26 pm

        Awesome, thanks for letting me know. If I can’t get them I’ll let you know.

        Thanks for granting permission and have a great weekend!
        Rhelena

  34. 2013/08/20 4:34 pm

    Have filled in my email address but haven’t been able to have this delivered to my inbox ?

    • May Bradley permalink
      2017/01/25 9:18 am

      find its still the same have’t had anything into my email box ???/

      • 2017/01/25 9:26 am

        May, I haven’t had any new posts since the 21st; probably why you haven’t had anything in your mailbox.

  35. Ruth Embree permalink
    2013/12/02 10:23 am

    I am intrigued about your shoebox get togethers and would like to know how it is organized. It sounds like fun and what a great way to socialize as well as become more creative. Thanks!

  36. Connie permalink
    2015/03/26 8:21 am

    Please give me the name of the die you used in project #4. Thank you.

    • 2015/03/26 9:30 am

      I added the info to the post for today (3-25-2015) I hope that helps you in your quest!

  37. 2016/09/01 4:45 pm

    I love what I see on these pages. (Your daughter’s homesteading food site is equally cool!) I am exploring ways to integrate 3D printing into craft projects and would love to hear from you about possibly testing or providing feedback for ideas. The blog where I will be exploring these ideas is idearoom3d.blogspot.com and my contact is tmeeks(at)idearoom3d.com. Right now I’m focusing on using the eBrush to color 3D prints and also on creating personalized embossing folders. But, I am NOT the creative artist that I see in you!

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